Miracle at the Meadowlands


 


Miracle at the
Meadowlands

Nov. 19, 1978





Morriss (Photo: NFL Photos)
Center GUY MORRISS, helped the Eagles mount a comeback.

Cornerback Herman Edwards scooped up a fumble and ran 26 yards with 20 seconds remaining to extend the Eagles' winning streak to three games.

The Giants jumped to a 14-0 first period lead as Joe Pisarcik (13 of 23 for 181 yards and two touchdowns) fired scoring passes to Bobby Hammond and Johnny Perkins.

A short scoring run by Mike Hogan narrowad tha gap to 17-13 with 3:59 left. Philadelphia's Wilbert Montgomery led all rushers with 88 yards on 22 carries.


 

Philadelphia Eagles
0
6
0
13
-
19
New York Giants
14
0
3
0
-
17

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
NY - Hammond 19 pass from Piscarik (Danelo kick), 7:35
NY - Perkins 30 pass from Piscarik (Danelo kick), 9:29
2nd Quarter
Phi - Montgomery 8 run (kick failed), 13:34
3rd Quarter
NY- FG Danelo 37, 10:39
4th Quarter
Phi - Hogan 1 run (kick failed), 11:01
Phi - Edwards 26 fumble return (Michel kick), 14:40
A - 70,318

Herman Edwards

 

Eagles cornerback HERMAN EDWARDS was the game's hero when he alertly scooped up a fumble and returned it for the winning score.

 

Statistics
Eagles
Giants
PASSING PASSING
CMP/ATT
YDS
TD
INT
CMP/ATT
YDS
TD
INT
Jaworkski
15/31
164
0
3
Pisarcik
13/23
181
2
1
RUSHING RUSHING
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
Montgomery
22
88
14
1
Kotar
13
36
9
0
Hogan
14
28
8
1
Pisarcik
6
17
8
0
Carmichael
1
21
21
0
Hammond
6
16
9
0
Campfield
7
11
5
0
Doornink
3
15
6
0
Jaworski
1
2
2
0
Csonka
2
13
11
0
          Perkins
1
3
3
0
RECEIVING RECEIVING
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
Carmichael
5
105
47
0
Robinson
4
73
44
0
Hogan
4
22
9
0
Perkins
3
65
30
1
Osborne
3
24
12
0
Hammond
3
35
19
1
Campfield
2
5
5
0
Kotar
2
0
5
0
Smith
1
8
8
0
Shirk
1
8
8
0
INTERCEPTIONS INTERCEPTIONS
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
Howard
1
0
0
0
Jones
1
23
23
0
Van Pelt
1
12
12
0
McKinney
1
11
11
0
PUNTING PUNTING
NO.
YDS
AVG
LG
NO.
YDS
AVG
LG
Michel
3
75
25.0
39
Jennings
5
217
43.4
51
PUNT RETURNS PUNT RETURNS
NO./FC
YDS
LONG
TD
NO./FC
YDS
LONG
TD
Sciarra
2/1
14
14
0
Robinson
1/0
8
8
0
          Jackson
1/0
0
0
0
KICKOFF RETURNS KICKOFF RETURNS
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
NO./FC
YDS
LONG
TD
Giamonna
3
59
29
0
Hammond
3
41
18
0
Tyler
1
2
2
0